Include an adult dental benefit in publicly funded health coverage
This investment supports the United Health Organization (UHO), as the backbone of the Wayne County Oral Health Coalition, to provide leadership, structure, and support for oral health systems- and policy change efforts in Detroit, primarily focused on faith-based networks, youth, community engagement, and seniors. The work aligns with The DentaQuest Partnership priority to engage grassroots partners in systems-change advocacy that promotes health equity in Michigan. Since 2018, UHO has served as the backbone and convening organization of the Wayne County Oral Health Coalition, a group working on advocacy and oral health systems change, specifically around elementary and community college oral health curricula, faith-based outreach, and improving dental access for seniors. Specific 2020 activities include: providing equity and advocacy trainings for coalition members, outreaching to legislators, and expanding the coalition. $80,000 will support staff time, mini-grants, meetings, office space, and other administrative costs.
Saturday, February 1, 2020 to Sunday, January 31, 2021